Warning About Chokers *GRAPHIC*
If you have a weak stomach please do not read on, but if you have two dogs and you use chokers it may be vital. Especially if they have that "Cute" way of playing tug of war with the others collar.
My Dad just called me yest and told me he just lost his 10 mo old German Shorthair on Fri, that is 3 dogs and 1 cat all under 2 years he has lost (Old age). I have never heard of a dog dying in the way Daisy did, my dad is devastated. Here is what happened:
My Dad keeps Misty (Dobe, 6mo) and Daisy (German shorthair) in the kitchen behind a baby gate when they leave. My stepmom had to leave for work at 2:30 and all was fine. My dad got home at 4 and found poop and pee sprayed everywhere, the walls and the counters even. My dad started to get mad but when he walked around the corner he saw Daisy attached to Misty's mouth and her tounge was hanging out and blue. Misty and Daisy always wrestle together, one dog will grab the other dogs collar and tug on it. Both dogs had Chokers on, so when they started playing this time Daisys collar got stuck between Misty's back molar and her canine. Daisy must have gotten frightened and started to roll and twist. Every time she rolled her choker tightened, it tightened so much that it ripped out Misty's back Molar. It was still stuck on her canine tho. When my dad found them he couldnt get the choker un hooked from Misty, he had to pick up daisy's body and roll her 4 or 5 times to get it loosened enuf. Misty has a huge cut on her mouth now, and she has been sleeping every day for about 20hrs. My dad said Misty was petrified he had to carry her outside. My dad tried to use CPR on Daisy but it was to late.
My dad and my stepmom have no kids together, there dogs are their kids. They both are devastated and heart broken. I have NEVER heard of a dog dying in this way and neither had their vet. I have heard of choking on fenches, porches, etc., but never this. So please be careful if you have dogs that like to play like this, it could cost them their lives. My dad kept saying over and over "Why couldnt this of happened while I was home, so I would have known not to leave a collar on".